Consular Services


Life Certificates and Pension Certificates

Life Certificates sent from Germany can be attested by consular officers at all German Missions in India. The consular section also offers its services to have your identity and signature certified for your pension from Germany. Attestation of these documents is free of charge.

Attestation of documents, signatures and copies

German consular officers are empowered by statute to certify and authenticate documents, signatures and copies for legal use in Germany. Documents executed before a consular officer rank equally with those executed before a notary in Germany.


German Value Added Tax Refund

The price for merchandise purchased in Germany includes a 19% Value Added Tax (VAT). The VAT can be refunded if the merchandise is purchased and exported by a customer whose residence is outside the European Union.  


Marriage in India

Marriages in India are regarded as valid in Germany if the legal provisions relating to those marriages were abided by. In addition, both the bride and groom must meet all legal requirements for marriage under the law of their home states. 


Marriage in Germany

In Germany, you can get legally married only at the 'Standesamt' (Registry Office/Registrar). The German Registrar usually requires certain documents for this process. 

Consular Services

Consular Services: Prior appointment required

Visitors of the Consular and Legal Department need an appointment prior to their visit to the German Consulate General, which must be scheduled online through the link below.

Payment by Credit Card

The fees for passports and other issues can be payed by credit card (VISA or MasterCard). Fees will be charged in Euros. This might cause additional charges depending on your credit card conditions. 

Rechtsanwaltsliste / List of Lawyers

Centre for German Legal Information

Anwaltstorso mit Code Civil

The Centre for German Legal Information offers you a comprehensive and freely accessible database on German law. It brings together legislation, translations of court decisions, articles and other law-related documents in a searchable and categorised form